Sheridan Man Charged With Multiple Crimes Arraigned in District Court

On April 3, officers with the Sheridan Police Department responded to a report of a noise complaint at the apartments on Long Drive in Sheridan. Upon arrival, officers encountered 37-year-old Ryan Shelton, who ran from the officers and attempted to jump out of the second story window of his apartment. Shelton was arrested and charged with felony property destruction, misdemeanor interference with a peace officer and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine. Shelton allegedly caused over $1,000 in damage during the incident, resulting in the felony charge.

Shelton, at an arraignment hearing this week in 4th Judicial District Court in Sheridan, pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency to the property destruction and interference charges, and not guilty to the drug possession charge. A mental health evaluation will be conducted by the Wyoming State Hospital. District Court Judge Darci Phillips scheduled a #4 stack three-day jury trial for September 19 and set a pretrial conference for August 16 at 10:30 am. Judge Phillips modified Shelton’s bond from $10,000 cash only to a $5,000 cash or surety bond. The request to modify the bond was made by Shelton’s Defense Attorney Jonathan Foreman. Felony property destruction is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Each of the two misdemeanors are punishable by up to one-year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

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